I have two computers. Lets call them A and B. Both are on the same Workgroup (at least I think they are as far as I can see the workgroup names match). Both are running Windows XP Pro SP3. B is fully up to date, A is in the process of being updated as it's a new installation (the previous incarnation of A died).
A can see B on the network and can browse to B's shared folders. I don't need to enter any user credentials to do this.
B can see A exists but won't browse to A's shared folders or even list them until I enter the credentials of a user on A.
I'm certain it's not the firewall settings I have set it to allow all local network traffic.
I don't think it's anything to do with the way I have shared the folders as I have to enter the credentials before I can even see the shares, let alone browse to them.
Everything I've checked so far indicates that I've enabled File and Printer Sharing on A, but I didn't do this explicitly when I installed the OS.
What else do I need to do on A to allow B to see it's shares without needing a user id and password?
I should add that before I had to rebuild A the two computers could browse each others shared folders just fine. There's clearly something I've forgotten to do this time round.